• Senior Accountant

    Posted: 01/31/2021

    QUALIFICATIONS:
    (1) Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting or Business and three years accounting or
    auditing experience, preferably governmental
    (2) Certified Public Accountant preferred.
    (3) Satisfactory criminal background check and drug screening.
     
    KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
    Thorough knowledge of the principles, methods and practices of accounting. Considerable
    knowledge of modern business management practices and accounting systems. Knowledge of
    federal and state laws and regulations and School Board policies as they pertain to job
    responsibilities. Ability to maintain effective relationships with co‐workers. Knowledge of
    computer technology including the use of accounting software, word processing and
    spreadsheets. Ability to communicate orally and in writing. Knowledge of the Florida Financial
    Program Cost Accounting and Reporting Manual. Ability to deal effectively and courteously
    with a variety of people. Ability to plan, organize, prioritize and analyze.
     
    REPORTS TO:
    Coordinator of Finance
     
    SUPERVISES:
    N/A
     
    PERFORMANCE RESPONSIBILITIES:
    Service Delivery
    *(1) Assist in preparation of district budgets, annual financial, CAFR and other reports.
    *(2) Assist in monitoring daily cash balances and associated internal controls.
    *(3) Assist internal and external auditors during the performance of their audits.
    *(4) Oversee all activity of assigned funds.
    *(5) Reconcile accounts in the general ledger.
    *(6) Coordinate closing each month with various personnel and departments.
    *(7) Prepare budget expenditure and revenue reports for all funds as needed.
    *(8) Act as liaison with local bank and commercial representative on banking issues.
    *(9) Approve and post budget transfers generated at schools and facilities for assigned funds.
    *(10) Prepare formal budget amendments for School Board approval.
    *(11) Coordinate budget and accounting procedures.
    *(12) Demonstrate initiative in the performance of assigned responsibilities.
     
    Employee Qualities/Responsibilities
    *(13) Meet and deal effectively with the general public, staff members, students, parents,
    administrators and other contact persons using tact and good judgment.
    *(14) Follow attendance, punctuality and other qualities of an appropriate work ethic.
    *(15) Ensure adherence to good safety standards.
    *(16) Maintain confidentiality regarding school/workplace matters.
    *(17) Model and maintain high ethical standards.
    *(18) Maintain expertise in assigned area to fulfill position goals and objectives.
    *(19) Participate successfully in the training programs offered to increase skill and proficiency
    related to assignment.
     
    Inter/Intra‐Agency Communication and Delivery
    *(20) Work with district staff to promote effective and efficient control in managing the budget
    allocations.
    *(21) Provide data to auditors used for compiling year end audit.
    *(22) Assist with the training of school and department personnel as needed.
    *(23) Assist the Information Services Department to coordinate the installation and
    maintenance of accounting systems and selected software.
    *(24) Provide technical assistance to employees in schools/departments.
    *(25) Advise district staff members on accounting policies and interpret/apply the policies to
    the various assigned financial functions.
    *(26) Exercise service orientation when working with others.
    *(27) Keep supervisor informed of potential problems or unusual events.
    *(28) Use effective, positive interpersonal communication skills.
    *(29) Respond to inquiries and concerns in a timely manner.
    *(30) Serve on department/district committees as required or appropriate.

    System Support
    *(31) Exhibit interpersonal skills to work as an effective team member.
    *(32) Follow federal and state laws as well as School Board policies, rules and regulations.
    *(33) Demonstrate support for the school district and its goals and priorities.
    *(34) Demonstrate initiative in identifying potential problems or opportunities for
    improvement.
    *(35) Prepare or assist in the preparation of all required reports and maintain all appropriate
    records.
    *(36) Participate in cross‐training activities as required.
    Perform other tasks consistent with the goals and objectives of this position.
    *Essential Performance Responsibilities
     
    PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
    Light Work: Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 10 pounds of force as
    frequently as needed to move objects.
    Job Description Supplement 05
     
     
    TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT:
    Professional Technical Grade C 250 day Contract (12 months)
    FLSA Exempt
     
    Salary and benefits shall be paid consistent with the district’s approved compensation plan
     
    EVALUATION:
    Performance of this job will